Sexual Assault of a Minor


Our Child Sexual Assault Legal Team

Our Phillips & Paolicelli, LLP Childhood Sexual Assault Legal Team has a deep commitment to justice and compensation for adult survivors of childhood sexual assault. In addition to our well-known, deep bench of skilled attorneys in New York and New Jersey we also collaborate with experienced sex assault attorneys across the country.

Our legal team even includes a veteran upstate New York courtroom litigator with his own pending New York lawsuit against the Catholic Church and the priest who assaulted him as a youth.

An internationally known former Catholic priest / church whistleblower is a consultant on our team, providing an enhanced level of victim support to survivors by with intake, church and victim investigation and client emotional support. As a youngster, his parish priest sexually abused him.

States are finally responding to the furor over childhood sexual abuse by adults in authority in the Catholic Church, Boy Scouts, schools, and other institutions. Many victims today suddenly recall sexual abuse long repressed, finally connecting the dots to decades of psychological havoc, alcoholism, relationship problems and other harm stemming from long-ago forgotten or suppressed abuse.

New state laws are allowing adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse to seek justice and compensation. In New York and New Jersey victims may have an opportunity to file a lawsuit even if their abuse occurred decades ago, or even if a prior claim was filed but dismissed as time-barred.

If you are an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse, call our toll-free hotline,1-877-8-ABUSED (822-8733) between 8 AM and midnight to immediately speak with a Phillips & Paolicelli attorney who is working with our Childhood Sexual Assault Legal team, not an operator. Your call will be an absolutely confidential conversation to help determine how Phillips & Paolicelli can help you, a surviving victim, seek justice and compensation.

Adult survivors of childhood sexual assault may also want to visit the reference website Phillips & Paolicelli, LLP created with information about New York and New Jersey and other states’ laws and the strict deadlines that will allow New York and New Jersey victims, irrespective of age to sue their abuser and the institution that the abuser represented, whether it was a religious, public, or private institution or government agency.